August 25, 2021 E Edition

Senior Spotlight – Luke MacDonald

MacDonald ready to lead Badgers to new heights

BENNINGTON — Bennington senior Luke MacDonald has had a stellar individual career in the blue and white. MacDonald has etched his name in the Badger history books with successful football and wrestling careers. Now, the senior Badger wants to take his team to heights not yet reached in Bennington history. “Team success is the biggest goal,” MacDonald said. “You want […]

State champ, talent returns for Knights

ELKHORN — The Mount Michael tennis team has a number of talented players returning to the court in 2021, including a pair of doubles teams who finished as state champs and state runner-up in 2020. Coach Chase Petersen returns for his eighth season at Mount Michael and thinks that this year’s version of the Knights has a chance to be […]

Four returning qualifiers back to lead Knights

ELKHORN — The Mount Michael cross country team returns seven letterwinners off of last year’s squad that finished fourth at the state meet in Kearney. Veteran coach John Gathje enters his 31st season as the Knight leader and enters the season with optimism with key returners coming back. “We have a solid group of runners returning from our state meet […]

Knights look to bounce back after winless campaign

ELKHORN — Struggles on the offensive side of the football led to a winless campaign for the Mount Michael Knight football team in a challenging 2020 campaign. The Knights scored just 56 total points last season in their eight games. Senior Sawyer Thompson and junior Jack Huber return in 2021 with experience under center. Huber threw for 504 yards and […]

Girl’s team poised for state run

VALLEY — The Douglas County West cross country teams and coach Dan Maline are ready for the season. The girls team has lofty goals. They are the two-time defending Capitol Conference champions and Maline feels like they pull off the three-peat. One of the reasons is the return of four runners who helped make up the state runner-up squad in […]

VALLEY — Douglas County West coach Mike Try enters his third season on the Falcon sidelines and is determined to improve on a pair of 1-8 seasons to begin his tenure. One advantage for the Falcons in 2021 is the fact that they bring back a mature group of players, including nine returning starters on offense and defense. Two key […]

Falcons return talented roster

VALLEY — The Douglas County West/Concordia softball team looks to take their next step in a multi-year rebuilding process. Third-year coach Jim Morrissey has compiled a record of 25-24 in his two seasons, including a 13-13 mark last year. The Falcons saw their season come to an end with a loss to Ashland-Greenwood in the Class B-4 District Tournament. Eight […]

Falcons poised for big year

VALLEY — Optimism is high at Douglas County West High School with the high school volleyball season on the horizon. Veteran coach Bob Wald has more than 400 career wins to his credit and the Falcons are coming off a solid 2020 campaign, which saw them win 19 matches against just 11 losses. Nora Wurtz, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, returns for […]

Skutt Catholic looks to bounce back on the gridiron this fall

OMAHA — The Skutt Catholic SkyHawk football team finished 6-4 last season after losing to Northwest 27-20 in the opening round of the Class B playoffs. The four losses were by a total of 23 points, including a 24-21 setback at the hands of eventual state champ Elkhorn High in the regular season finale. Coach Matt Turman returns for his […]